True Blue

True Blue

By Jane Smiley; Elaine Clayton (Illustrator)

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375862328, 297pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

Description
True Blue is a beauty, a dappled gray, and when Abby gets to take him to her family's ranch, she can hardly believe her luck. The horse needs a home: his owner a woman brand new to the riding stable was tragically killed in a car crash and no one has claimed him. Daddy is wary, as always. But Abby is smitten. True Blue is a sweetheart, and whenever Abby calls out, "Blue, Blue, how are you?" he whinnies back.
But sometimes True Blue seems . . . spooked. He paces, and always seems to be looking for something. Or someone. Filled with riding scenes and horse details, this newest middle-grade novel from a Pulitzer Prize winner offers a mysterious and suspenseful almost-ghost story.


About the Author
Jane Smiley is the author of nine previous works of fiction, including The Age of Grief, The Greenlanders, Ordinary Love & Good Will, A Thousand Acres (for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize), and Moo. She lives in northern California.

Elaine Clayton is an artist, author, certified Reiki Master, Intuitive Reader, and creator of "Illuminara Intuitive Journal". She is also the illustrator of children's books and conducts workshops in schools, libraries, and museums on the connection between drawing and empathy. She practices Reiki and Intuitive Healing in New York City and Connecticut, where she lives with her family.